Rights group condemns Pakistan for selling terror suspects to US

[JURIST] Amnesty International [advocacy website] accused Pakistan [JURIST news archive] Friday of committing numerous human rights violations in support of the US-led "war on terror," including arresting terror suspects and holding them in secret locations until they can be sold to US authorities for bounties [US flyer offering rewards]. In its latest report [executive summary; full text] it claims that many suspects arrested in Pakistan are transferred to Guantanamo Bay and Bagram, Afghanistan, putting them at risk for torture and unlawful transfer to third countries.

In a recently released book, Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf [official website; BBC profile] revealed that his country had captured 689 terror suspects and had transferred 369 of them to American authorities. AP has more.

 

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